The fiery opposition warned of "outside agitators," but most were weighing in from outside the city themselves.
By Kiran Misra | Apr 2, 2021
CPD has tried to turn the rapper and comedian into a cautionary example to social justice protesters. He has other plans.
By Leor Galil | Mar 31, 2021
A new ABC docuseries focuses on the young public official changing the face of Chicago politics.
By Ata Younan | Mar 30, 2021
As mutual aid groups pick up the government’s slack during the pandemic, social justice organizations and funders are looking at how to continue this momentum.
By Adam M. Rhodes | Mar 22, 2021
A deep dive into Illinois’s sweeping new criminal justice reform law
By Maya Dukmasova | Mar 19, 2021
Reflections on a year in lockdown
By Mads Horwath | Mar 17, 2021
Chuy Garcia’s first term in Congress earns progressive accolades, honorary Squad membership
By Maya Dukmasova | Mar 8, 2021
The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago’s latest exhibit preaches equity, but behind the scenes artists and former museum employees are demanding real change.
By Kerry Cardoza | Mar 3, 2021
In 1963, a Black politician named Ben Lewis was shot to death in Chicago. Clues suggest the murder was a professional hit. Decades later, it remains no accident authorities never solved the crime.
By Mick Dumke | Mar 2, 2021
Finding forgotten relics is never that simple.
By Mads Horwath | Feb 26, 2021
As Chicago Recovery Alliance feuds, overdoses spike.
By Adam M. Rhodes | Feb 23, 2021
If there wasn’t a serial killer who picked off dozens of victims without detection for decades, then the city was broken in a way that gave off the illusion of one.
By Ben Austen | Feb 17, 2021
Author, organizer, and educator Mariame Kaba shows that collective action can be powerful only with community, and provides the next generation of changemakers with critical lessons on abolition and organizing in her new book.
By Ariel Parrella-Aureli | Feb 15, 2021
A guide to your rights as a Chicago renter during a pandemic
By Woojae Julia Song | Feb 11, 2021
For nearly 20 years, the United States was on the verge of adjusting the census and eliminating the Black undercount.
By Emeline Posner | Feb 3, 2021
Cook County let eviction court go unrecorded for six months.
By Maya Dukmasova | Jan 14, 2021
She fell behind on rent. Then her landlord sued. Then the Chicago Housing Authority threatened to terminate her voucher.
By Yilun Cheng | Jan 11, 2021
Current and former students, staff, and faculty at the top-ranked art school describe microaggressions, discrimination, and a failed anti-racism campaign.
By Kerry Cardoza | Jan 6, 2021
Three generations of unapologetic Latina activists continue the Lozano family legacy.
By Neena Rouhani | Jan 4, 2021
COVID-19 hospitalizations at Illinois corrections department leave incarcerated peoples’ loved ones with questions
By Emma Lubitsch | Dec 24, 2020
On the violence, sadness, and hope of 2020
By Maya Dukmasova | Dec 21, 2020
From voter outreach to working for their communities, undocumented immigrants across the Chicago area don’t let their immigration status get in the way of participating politically.
By Paco Alvarez | Dec 21, 2020
In the last decade the Chicago Park District has removed 12 of 16 basketball courts from neighborhoods that have doubled and tripled in value, further marginalizing communities facing displacement.
By Alison Saldanha | Dec 7, 2020
Amid a pandemic and spike in anti-Asian attacks, being an election judge in 2020 was about supporting democracy and taking a stance against racism.
By Linghua (Lily) Qi | Dec 3, 2020
Current and former employees of Pangea describe racism, segregation, and a "toxic" workplace.
By Maya Dukmasova | Dec 2, 2020